New SMC cross country coach shares plans with Rotary Club

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College athletics are back and the school’s cross country teams were the hot topic during the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s weekly meeting ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

GALLERY: Middle schoolers campaign against cyberbullying

NILES — With this year’s unique challenges incorporating the ability to move between in-person and at-home instructions, art teacher Scott Morgan became aware of an ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Brandywine board seeks to fill vacant seat

NILES — The Brandywine Community Schools board of education is seeking applicants to fill a vacant position. The position was left vacant after Doris Schoenleber, who ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Area students named to Saint Mary’s College dean’s list

NOTRE DAME — A number of southwest Michigan students were named to the dean’s list at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame. To earn this ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

LMC moves spring semester start date to Jan. 19

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College will delay the start of its spring semester to give students extra time to register for classes and help ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

DUS seeks to fill vacant board seat

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education is seeking interested applicants to fill an upcoming vacant board seat due to a member not seeking ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Lewis Cass ISD board votes to change district name

CASSOPOLIS — After months of deliberation, the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District has decided to change its name. However, what its new name will be ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles Community Schools to provide meal assistance over holiday break

NILES — Staff at Niles schools are working to ensure students do not go hungry during the holiday break. Since March, Niles Community Schools has ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

DUS to go virtual for one week following winter break

DOWAGIAC — Students at Dowagiac Union Schools will begin the new year in distance learning. During Monday evening’s Dowagiac Board of Education, the board discussed ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Brandywine winter break to begin Dec. 21

NILES — Winter break at Brandywine Community Schools begins for all students, grades kindergarten through 12, including alternative and adult education, on Monday, Dec. 21. ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Boy Scouts spread cheer — at a safe social distance

BUCHANAN — In a year continually marked with changes and precautions, Boy Scout Troop 541’s Christmas meal delivery was not untouched. The troop gathered members ... Read more

1 month ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

GALLERY: Santa Claus is coming (back) to town

NILES — A familiar face with glasses, a long white beard and a very special red and white suit made an appearance at the Niles ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Cummins Sales and Service donates bikes to Edwardsburg Middle School

EDWARDSBURG — Several Edwardsburg students will be starting off the new year riding on the right path, thanks to a donation from an area business. ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Captain Samuel Felt DAR announces Good Citizens awards

CASS COUNTY — The Captain Samuel Felt Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced its 2020 Outstanding High School Good Citizens Awards. In 1934, ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

LMC Niles campus welcomes new director

NILES — The Lake Michigan College Niles campus has a new director. Jeremy Burleson has been director of the LMC South Haven campus since 2016, ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Bucks Band to host virtual concert

BUCHANAN — Buchanan Community Schools students have been learning remotely for nearly four weeks. However, remote learning and COVID-19 will not be stopping the middle ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

SMC grad serving patients at the Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas

DOWAGIAC — Despite a sparkling academic record, Joel Adu-Brimpong did not expect to attend college. He applied to Southwestern Michigan College as a favor to ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Niles, Cassopolis students receive United Way scholarship awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan bestowed this year’s Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Awards to one winner from each of the three counties ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Buchanan Community Schools finds unique solution to serving food during remote learning

BUCHANAN — During COVID-19 shutdowns, Buchanan Community Schools leadership moved swiftly to address the needs voiced throughout its school community. One of those needs was ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan State Police seeks participants for National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

LANSING — An annual contest is giving area children the chance to flex their creative muscles, while bringing attention to a statewide cause. The Michigan ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC Foundation Board stakes annual appeal to Strong Start

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Foundation’s annual Campaign for Students raced off to a strong start thanks to its Board of Directors donating more than ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Niles fine arts teacher awarded grant

NILES—On Monday, Niles High School Assistant Principal Chris Porter and Fine Arts Teacher Peter Helm received a $1,000 grant from the Niles Education Foundation. Helm, ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

LMC continues remote delivery options for spring semester

BENTON HARBOR — Due to the ongoing pandemic and the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, Lake Michigan College will continue its five ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC unveils Grady Scholars initiative

DOWAGIAC — A local community college is looking to honor a hometown hero by offering scholarships to minority students. Southwestern Michigan College is naming 20 ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Eastside Connections honor roll

5th Grade All A’s Amponsah, Kwame Borst, Andi Daniel, Delanee Garza, Julian Kessler, Madison Lamberton-Herman, Carter Matlock, Khloe Murray, Alison Okeley, Addison Petrowski, Annalee Smith, ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

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